Do you have an infant and a toddler? If so, you need to care for their smiles differently. Little did you know, your infant’s mouth needs special care while your toddler’s mouth needs certain cleaning techniques that can help their smiles remain in tip-top shape. To help you know how to take good care of their teeth and gums, our dentist, Dr. Justin Warcup, is happy to share some information with you.
Infant oral hygiene
To care for an infant’s toothless smile, you need to clean the gums after each feeding with a clean, wet washcloth. Once one or more chompers grow into place, it’s important to brush them twice a day with a child-sized toothbrush that has soft bristles. You can brush with water or you can brush with infant toothpaste that doesn’t contain fluoride and is safe to swallow.
Toddler oral hygiene
To care for a toddler’s smile, brush their teeth twice a day with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. However, only use this toothpaste if they are 2 years old and older and if your toddler no longer swallows the paste when they brush. It’s also important to floss their little chompers once a day.
Do you have any questions about infant or toddler oral hygiene in Fort Worth, Texas? If so, please contact North Texas Smiles at 817-732-9341 at your earliest convenience. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you!